Bruce Miles points out this little tidbit
which seems to mesh with what Lou apparently said on the radio last night that Soriano would be a corner outfielder.
Most reports had the Cubs looking at Soriano as a center fielder, but sources said Sunday that the Cubs will put Soriano in right. That means Jacque Jones (whose injured left shoulder prevented him from throwing well in 2006) will go from right to center with the Cubs, if they donít trade Jones, hoping for the best.
I mentioned in the comments yesterday that I would be surprised but certainly not shocked if the Cubs still ended up signing J.D. Drew or Julio Lugo to play center field and if Jacque Jones becomes the expendable outfielder over Matt Murton, let's say I shall be pleased. I guess the assumption was always that Murton was going to be shown the door or the bench but Jones suddenly has an extremely cheap contract for a guy with a decent lefty
bat, who can go get them in the outfield and could be a valuable trading chip for a team trying to compete in the now.
It's just some speculation at the moment, but it could be an interesting twist. I'll weigh in some more on this whole adventure once the contract details are clear. It's seems to waiver between 6/90 with option years for the 7th and 8th or a straight 8/136 and there's supposedly a full no-trade clause for the first five years (until Soriano becomes a 10/5 man and the no-trade becomes automatic) as well.